Community meetings for Sampson Flat bushfire recovery effort
People affected by last months Sampson Flat bushfire are encouraged to attend one of four community meetings being held over the coming week starting from tonight.
Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said the meetings will provide an opportunity for people to get together, ask questions and find out more about services available to them.
"There are a wide range of services and support available to people affected by the Sampson Flat bushfire," Ms Bettison said.
"People will have a chance to meet and talk to representatives from the key government and non-government agencies that are providing assistance.
"Some of the organisations attending include Blaze Aid, Master Builders SA and the Insurance Council.
"The meetings are being held at Inglewood, One Tree Hill, Gumeracha and Kersbrook over the next week, all commencing at 7pm."
Thursday 5 February, 7pm
One Tree Hill Institute
Tuesday 10 February, 7pm
Gumeracha Town Hall
Wednesday 11 February, 7pm
Kersbrook Public Hall
Thursday 12 February, 7pm
Local Recovery Coordinator Karlene Maywald said the recovery process is just beginning.
"It is great to see the community coming together and providing support for their neighbours during this difficult time," Ms Maywald said.
"The recovery of these communities will take time and there are many meetings, fundraisers and events being organised to support this effort."
An online community calendar has been created for people to stay up to date with recovery events in the region. The calendar is maintained by Adelaide Hills Council, and can be found at www.ahc.sa.gov.au/ahc/Pages/Calendar.aspx
People can submit their community event for inclusion on this calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A flier with more information about the community meetings, and more bushfire recovery information, is available at www.sa.gov.au/recovery.